Moscow City Symphony
Russian Philharmonic

Spring gala-concert

Date and time: 
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 18:00
Venue: 
Moscow International House of Music. Svetlanov Hall
Program: 
D. Shostakovich. Festive Overture
A. Khachaturian. Concerto for violin and orchestra in D Minor
A. Khachaturian. Concerto-rhapsody for cello and orchestra
P. Tchaikovsky. Waltz from ballet The Sleeping Beauty
P. Tchaikovsky. Ballet suite from The Nutcracker
A. Khachaturian. Adagio from ballet Spartacus
A. Khachaturian. Ballet suite from Gayane
Conductor: 
Honured Artist of Armenia Karen Durgaryan
Soloist: 
Gaik Kazazian, violin
Karine Georgian, cello

Legend about East outlives magnificent Renaissance in Khachaturian’s music… It is a music feast enjoying life of melody, luxury of orchestra soundings… (B. Asafiev).

Aram Khachaturian was called a classic during his lifetime. Practically all his compositions are included in gold fund of Russian art. Famous ballet Spartacus by Khachaturian has been performed at many venues of the world and is still staged by modern directors. Millions of music lovers know his Waltz from the film Masquerade based on the drama by Lermontov. Sabre Dance from ballet Gayane is one of the most popular compositions of world music classics of the XX century.

One of the most well-known virtuoso violin concertos will be executed by Gaik Kazazian. He is a Laureate and Winner of many International Competitions: Marguerite Long and Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris (2002), Wieniawski Competition in Poznan (2001), Paganini Competition in Moscow (2005). He is awarded by Gold Medal and Audience Choice Prize at the violinist’s competition in Switzerland (2004) and by Gold Medal and Audience Choice Prize at the violinist’s competition in Tongyong (South Korea, 2007) as well.

Concerto-rhapsody will be executed by Winner of the 1st Prize of the Third International Tchaikovsky Competition Karine Georgian. The cellist played this composition many times with such orchestras as Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and many other orchestras led by the author – Aram Khachaturian.

Undoubtedly, fragments from remarkable ballets by Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty will adorn the concert.

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